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Jan 14, 2016 - Scenes in Anjuna and Goa

Here are (or will be) some photos I find interesting in that they reflect what I see as Goa. Today I am attempting to upload these but wifi internet in most parts of Goa I've found to be VERY slow and undependable (getting kicked off every 10 minutes or so thus losing any written or attempted upload of photos in progress). Very frustrating AND time consuming...one photo may take 3-5 minutes to upload! Does not bode well for India's future in tech stuff...

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Jan 11, 2016 - More buses

1/11 Leave Anjuna at 7:30 a.m. to Mapusa then Calengute for physicals, check on dentist, etc. 1/12 Ditto above but we went BACK to Vasco to get our train tickets changed since Mari decided to have more teeth work done and is not going to Pune after all! So far I have not spent one day in India without going somewhere by bus or train or tuktuk. I'm ready for a break but unfortunately, because we went to Vasco and the traffic was horrible we missed our 2:30 p.m. appt. with the doc in Calengute ( to go over out med. exam stuff), so we had to...

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Jan 7, 2016 - Collecting $$$

1/7 After arranging appts. Bon concentrating on withdrawing $$ from ATMs (10000 limit each time). Afternoon we head for Margau and train station to check on schedule for trains onward.  Mari said she got 'tourist quota' ticket to Pune but after many mixed info messages and waiting in the wrong line (there's a special window for seniors and tourists), we finally got the straight skinny.  Mari had NOT gotten tourist quota ticket - these are ONLY available in Vasco.  She got a 'senior citizen' price for her ticket. We ended up getting senior...

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Jan 6, 2016 - Side trip to Calengute & Med stuff

1/6 Went to Calengute where we went to Charmin' Charmin'Smile Dental Clinic & Dr. Manjit Singh. Dr. was very nice and straight forward (10000 rupees/cap=$150 US, 5000 rupees=$75 US/clean& whitening)...Bon & Mari both liked him so made appts.  for work to begin Fri. 9:30 am. Next on to the hospital and made appts. for physicals (3300 rupees=$50 US)on Mon. & Tues.  (11th&12th). Bon got her glasses fixed on the spot at the optomitrist/glasses store.

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Jan 3, 2016 - To Anjuna

1/3 Stayed another day in Margau when Bon decided to see an EMT regarding her lack of hearing in right ear.  The appointment was at noon so while we did the ear thing Mari got a ticket to Pune leaving next Wed. at 4 p.m. Got tuktuk to bus station @ 2 where we caught bus to Ponjin, then another to Maupusa, and finally, last bus to Anjuna.  Got there about 5p.m. and were shocked that 'our' once sleepy little village had ballooned into a traffic choked, crowded tourist town. Little shops and restaurants line the streets with accomodations now...

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Sep 7, 2012 - Goodbye India!

Following morning it was time for the goodbyes was so sad leaving everyone who we had been with for the last 2 weeks but I was excited for the next part of the adventure. Saying that only half went home or moved on and the rest of us checked into a hostel just north of Baga, Asterix Hostel. It was our first experience of real hostel life. We went in the pink dorm; a 4 bed female only dorm, so easing ourselves in gently. I got the top bunk – I felt like a massive child, grinning as I climbed the ladder (every time I climb up a grin to myself...

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Aug 14, 2011 - Calangute

After a good night's sleep, we headed to Colva beach in the morning - not so much as to venture into the water, but more to see how the beach looked like. If not for the crowds, it was a good beach, with the palms swaying over the lifeguards' shelter. We hung out there for a bit and then headed to an Udupi restaurant to get breakfast. The breakfast turned into brunch. Some Idlis and Puris later, we drove away from Colva. We drove through narrow local roads surrounded by greenery all around. The occasional spells of rain seemed to bring...

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Goa, India

Oct 22, 2010 - Last day in Goa

Well today is our last day in beautiful crazy Goa before we head off tomorrow for one night in Mumbai - which I can say I'm not looking forward to. The light at the end of the tunnel is we arrive in Nepal on Sunday and we are super excited about our Everest climb. Our last day here is cloudy with a dash of monsoon rains, just to round off the trip. At least we got sun the last couple of days and nice brown noses to go with it. After a lazy morning me and Joss decided to get an Ayurvedic massage. I have never had one before and it's really...

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Oct 21, 2010 - Morjim bay

The sun is shining bright and strong today. We made the only plan which was sensible and headed to the beach. As we were standing at the fort the other day, in the distance we saw a beautiful bay so we decided to head there even though we had no idea how to get there. Luckily we have a good map. We set off early and headed through the jungle roads out of Anjuna on our way to Morjim. The sea looked incredible with the sun shining on it and we all got a little pink on the way. Indian people are so friendly, waving and smiling at us as we...

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Oct 20, 2010 - Old Goa

Such an early morning. We're still jet lagged so not sleeping until early hours. We had to get up at 9am which would have been 4.30am UK time and really feeling it. We headed for breakfast with everyone as today we are going on a long 1.5 hour scooter journey to Old Goa. Old Goa is a historical city in North Goa. The city was constructed by the Bijapur Sultanate in the 15th century, and served as capital of Portuguese India from the 16th century until its abandonment in the 18th century due to plague. The remains of the city are a UNESCO...

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Oct 19, 2010 - Scooter adventure to Vagator

After a late night and a long lay in we finally crawled out into the world and went for brunch at Sanfransico's, another disappointing day on the weather front so we went to see if the others wanted to join us in visiting some other beaches around the area. Naturally they did and we all hired scooters and headed for Vagator beach which is the beach next to Anjuna. It took about 10 minutes to get there and the view was stunning. The Arabian tide was right out and the sand was clean, the sand is dark here more of a Grey brown color. Alot of...

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Oct 18, 2010 - Arrival of the boys

This morning we had some very exciting news... Alfie and Pete were in the next town to Anjuna and were shortly heading over. We arranged to meet them at Sanfransico's on the beach as it would be easy to find. We decided to hire a scooter as this appears to be the easiest way to get around. We have seen all sorts on the back of a scooter - men, women, children, families, builders with tools, ladders, animals, the elderly - so we figured we'd be OK. The roads around Anjuna aren't to busy, even though there is no highway code and pot holes,...

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